It may be the currency of the future, but it now appears that Bitcoin is not immune to the U.S. government's prying eyes and hands — especially when it's being used to fuel black market activities.
A few days ago, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency announced that it had seized 11.02 bitcons (~USD$814.22) from South Carolina's Eric Daniel Hughes, who was trying to buy illegal substances with the digital currency. It's the first time this has ever happened, setting a very important precedent in this emerging area. Read The Full Story
I’m beginning to think that there’s a nation-wide government conspiracy against either lemonade or children, because these lemonade stand shutdowns seem to be getting more and more common. If you set up a stand for your kids, just be prepared for a visit from the cops.
Shock video out of Georgia shows police strapping down citizens accused of drunk driving before using a needle forcibly draw blood as the victim screams, “what country is this?”
The policy of police obtaining a warrant to draw blood from those merely suspected of being drunk at a DUI checkpoint or a routine traffic stop has been in place for years across many states, but to actually see it in action is disturbing.
The clip shows individuals being strapped down on a padded table at the Gwinnett County jail. Even those who show no resistance whatsoever are forcibly restrained and have their heads pressed down by an officer using his elbow.
“We all are American citizens and you guys have me strapped to a table like I’m in Guantanamo f***ing Bay,” complains another victim of the blood draw. Read The Full Story
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is going to suspend blood-alcohol testing until further notice.
The suspension will start July 3, said Health Department spokesman Mark Salley.
The news comes just a few days before the head of the state health department is to step down amid criticism the department mishandled toxicology tests in criminal cases.
Chris Urbina announced his resignation resigned June 13. Urbina said he want’s to pursue other interests.
An internal review of the state crime laboratory reportedly found that the supervisor overseeing the lab was often biased in favor of prosecutors.
The audit, conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, determined in March that Cynthia Burbach, the former supervisor of the state’s CDPHE lab, may have tampered with or even lied about forensic tests in court
Leading defense attorneys in Colorado have criticized details of the report and Urbina’s leadership. Read The Full Story